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Auditions for Lizzie!

Auditions for Lizzie will be taking place Sunday, July 22 from 4PM to 8PM and Tuesday, July 24 from 6PM to 10PM.

For all the details and to sign up for a time slot, please visit our Auditions page.

Artistic Staffing Needs for 2018-2019 50th Anniversary Season

If you or someone you know would be interested in applying for one of the openings, please contact TCS at TCSaugus@gmail.com.  Applicants may apply for more than one position.

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Lizzie: The Musical

We are in search of a Music DirectorTechnical Director, and Stage Manager for this production. A stipend is available for each of these positions.
Lizzie is a rock musical featuring 4 (potentially 8) female vocalists with a rock band that evolves into a character of sorts over the course of the musical.
To provide some context of what an MD may be in for:
“Lush tunes which retch sex, rage, dyke heat, misanthropy, and incest … Surreal glee and gallows humor … Finally, a rock musical you’d wanna mosh to.”
— The Village Voice
“Four Amazing Female Vocalists + Rollicking (yet tuneful) Epic Rock Score + Intelligent (and sometimes tongue in cheek) Lyrics = PURE AWESOMENESS!”
— David Clarke, Houston Press, Top Ten Theater-Related Recordings of 2013
DEADLINE to APPLY:
Friday, June 15
Please send a letter of interest with theatrical resume to TCSaugus@gmail.com.
Interviews will be scheduled for the end of June. Auditions will be taking place the end of July. Performances will be October 12-14 and 19-21, 2018.
LIZZIE – Music by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt; Lyrics by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner; Book by Tim Maner; Additional Music by Tim Maner; Additional Lyrics by Alan Stevens Hewitt; Based on an original concept by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner; Orchestrations by Alan Stevens Hewitt

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It’s a Wonderful Life:A Live Radio Play

We are in search of a Director, Technical Director, and Stage Manager for this production. A stipend is available for each of these positions.
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play brings the holiday classic to life as a 1940’s live radio play.
“A fresh theatrical context that creates just the right kind of retro warmth. If you cry every time you see the movie, you’ll be blubbering away right on cue…Guaranteed.”
Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune
DEADLINE to APPLY:
Friday, June 29
Please send a letter of interest with theatrical resume to TCSaugus@gmail.com.
Interviews will be scheduled during July. Auditions dates are to be determined. There will be four performances taking place on December 14-16, 2018.
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – Adapted by Joe Landry from the Frank Capra classic.

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Children of Eden

We are in search of a Director, Musical Director, Technical Director, and Stage Manager for this production. A stipend is available for each of these positions.
Children of Eden follows Adam, Eve, Noah and the “Father” who created them as they deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet. but inspiring. message: that “the hardest part of love… is letting go.”
DEADLINE to APPLY:
Friday, June 29
Please send a letter of interest with theatrical resume to TCSaugus@gmail.com.
Interviews will be scheduled during July. Audition dated are to be determined. Performances will be February 22-24 and March 1-3, 2019.
CHILDREN OF EDEN – Book by John Caird; Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby; Orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin and Martin Erkskine

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Steel Magnolias

We are in search of a Director, Technical Director, and Stage Manager for this production. A stipend is available for each of these positions.
Steel Magnolias is a play concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching — and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters.
“…a skillfully crafted, lovingly evoked picture of eccentricity in the small-town South…Robert Harling is a new voice in the theatre and the qualities of STEEL MAGNOLIAS suggest he may be an important one.”
— Drama-Logue
DEADLINE to APPLY:
Friday, June 29
Please send a letter of interest with theatrical resume to TCSaugus@gmail.com.
Interviews will be scheduled during July. Auditions are toe be determined. Performances will be April 26-28 and May 3-5, 2019.
STEEL MAGNOLIAS – Written by Robert Harling

ADDITIONAL STAFFING NEEDS

In addition, we are looking for SetLightingSoundCostume, and Props Designers for each show in the season to complete our Production Team.
Closer to the performance dates we will need Set Builders, Painters, Sound and Light Board Operators, and Front of House Staff  (concessions, ushers, etc.). If you have not volunteered with us before, but would like to start, this is a great way to get involved!

TCS 2018-2019 Season

Help us celebrate our 50th season

1968-2018!

Tickets on Sale Summer 2018
 
Look for future announcements for more information about:
artistic staffing needs, auditions, ticket sales, and performance details.

2018-2019 Banners Updated - 150 dpiOur Mainstage Productions:

Lizzie: The Musical – Fall 2018
It’s a Wonderful Life – Winter 2018
Children of Eden – Winter 2019
Steel Magnolias – Spring 2019

Spelling Bee is SOLD OUT!

Thank you to all our patrons for their ticket purchases! The second weekend (May 4-6) of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is SOLD OUT. What a fantastic way to end our 2017-18 Mainstage season.

Thank you for supporting local community theatre!

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What’s All the Buzz About?

Opening weekend of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Music & Lyrics by William Finn; Book by Rachel Sheinkin; Conceived by Rebecca Feldman – was a resounding success. Our amazing cast and creative team have brought together all the elements to give the audience an exciting romp through the middle school spelling bee – full of drama, family, desperation, hope, friendship, and perseverance.

We have three performances left and two are SOLD OUT!

If you want to be part of The Bee – there is limited availability for Sunday, May 6 for the 2PM matinee. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit our Tickets Page.

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Special Guest Spellers for Each Night of the Bee!

TCS is excited to announce our Special Guest Spellers for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. See how far they get in the Bee. They might have to spell words as easy as “bee” or as complicated as “antidisestablishmentarianism” (though probably not something that difficult…).

Friday, April 27 — 8PM — ALI MAHON

  • Drama teacher at Belmonte Middle School in Saugus and youth theatre director at Marblehead Little Theater

Saturday, April 28 — 8PM — “BIG LEAGUE BRIAN”

  • Brian Dwyer, stilt walker for the Boston Red Sox

Sunday, April 29 — 2PM — MIKE BROWN

  • Member of the Blue Man Group

Friday, May 4 — 8PM — STEVE BOCCELLI

  • Property Manager of Central Storage in Saugus and Saugus Chamber of Commerce Member

Saturday, May 5 — 8PM * — DAVID PALEN

  • Special education teacher at Winthrop High School and lead singer of the rock band  Somerset

Sunday, May 6 — 2PM — MISS BOSTON 2018

  • Madison Trimbey Cota, won the 2018 Miss Boston pageant and competed in the 2017 Miss USA pageant as Miss Vermont

* May 5 is Adult Night at the Bee 18 and older and includes: Pre-Show Reception — 8PM and Performance — 9PM

Tickets on sale for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Tickets are now on sale for our spring 2018 show:  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Book by Rachel Sheinkin, music and lyrics by William Finn, and conceived by Rebecca Feldman. Additional material by Jay Reiss, originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine, and originally produced on Broadway by David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo, Barrington Stage Company, and Second Stage Theatre.

Performances are Fridays-Sundays, April  27-28-29 and May 4-5-6, 2018.  Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM, and Sunday afternoons at 2:00 PM.

One of the performances will be the Adult Night at the Bee.  At which naughty words are spelled or misspelled, so admission is only for ages 18 and older.  All other performances are appropriate for all ages including children.

Performances take place at the American Legion Post, 44 Taylor Street in Saugus.

See our The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee page for more info about the show – including a full list of the cast.

See our Tickets page to purchase or reserve seats.

See our Directions page for how to get to the venue.

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